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2012 Football All-Big 12 Awards Announcement
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The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced. Selections are made by the league's 10 head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

All-Big 12 Honors Notebook:
  • Collin Klein is the first K-State player to earn Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Arthur Brown is the third Wildcat to earn Defensive Player of the Year (Terrence Newman, 2002 and Mark Simoneau, 1999).
  • Lache Seastrunk is the first Baylor player to be named Offensive Newcomer of the Year while Calvin Barnett is the first from Oklahoma State to garner Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
  • Bill Snyder was tabbed as Coach of the Year for the fourth time (1998, 2002, 2011) and the second consecutive season.
  • This year marks the first for Special Teams Co-Players of the Year. Quinn Sharp is the third Oklahoma State player in the last five years (Dez Bryant, 2008 and Dan Bailey, 2010) to earn the honor and has captured it two straight seasons.
  • J.W. Walsh is Oklahoma State's second top offensive freshman (Tony Lindsay, 1997).
  • Baylor garnered its first offensive lineman award while K-State earned its first for defensive lineman. The awards were first chosen in 2006.
  • Nick Florence received the inaugural football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award is a new addition for all sports in 2012-13.
  • Oklahoma has won the most individual awards in the 17-year history of the Big 12 with 27. K-State and Texas are next with 23 winners, followed by Oklahoma State (15), Iowa State (8), Texas Tech (7), Baylor (6) and Kansas (6).
  • TCU and West Virginia each picked up an individual award in their first season as a member of the Big 12.

2012 ALL-BIG 12 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Year
Collin Klein, Kansas State, QB, Sr, Loveland, Colo.
Defensive Player of the Year
Arthur Brown, Kansas State, LB, Sr, Wichita, Kan.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB, So, Temple, Texas
Offensive Lineman of the Year
Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Jr, Fort Worth, Texas
Defensive Newcomer of the Year
Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, DT, Jr, Tulsa, Okla.
Defensive Lineman of the Year
Meshak Williams, Kansas State, DE, Sr, Sylvester, Ga.
Offensive Freshman of the Year
J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, QB, Denton, Texas
Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Nick Florence, Baylor, QB, Sr, Garland, Texas
Defensive Freshman of the Year
Devonte Fields, TCU, DE, Arlington, Texas (unanimous)
Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year
Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 21st Season
Co-Special Teams Players of the Year
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, PK/P, Sr, Mansfield, Texas
Tavon Austin, West Virginia, KR/PR, Sr, Baltimore, Md.
 

2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
QBCollin KleinK-StateSr.Loveland, Colo./Loveland
RBJoseph Randle**Oklahoma StateJr.Wichita, Kan./Southeast
RBJohn HubertK-StateJr.Waco, Texas/Midway
FB Trey Millard #OklahomaJr.Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
WRTerrance WilliamsBaylorSr.Dallas, Texas/W.T. White
WRTavon AustinWest VirginiaSr.Baltimore, Md./Dunbar
WRStedman BaileyWest VirginiaJr.Miramar, Fla./Miramar
TETravis TannahillK-StateSr.Overland Park, Kan./Olathe East
OLCyril RichardsonBaylorJr.Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley
OLCornelius LucasK-StateJr.New Orleans, La./Edna Karr
OLGabe Ikard** #OklahomaJr.Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness
OLLane Taylor**Oklahoma StateSr.Arlington, Texas/Martin
OLLaAdrian WaddleTexas TechSr.Columbus, Texas/Columbus
PKQuinn Sharp #Oklahoma StateSr.Mansfield, Texas/Summit
KR/PRTavon AustinWest VirginiaSr.Baltimore, Md./Dunbar
 
DEFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
DLJake McDonoughIowa StateSr.Urbandale, Iowa/Valley
DLMeshak WilliamsK-StateSr.Sylvester, Ga./Hutchinson CC
DLCalvin BarnettOklahoma StateJr.Tulsa, Okla./Navarro CC
DLDevonte FieldsTCUFr.Arlington, Texas/Martin
DLStansly MapongaTCUJr.Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
DLAlex Okafor #TexasSr.Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville
LBA.J. Klein #Iowa StateSr.Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly
LBJake KnottIowa StateSr.Waukee, Iowa/Waukee
LBArthur Brown** #K-StateSr.Wichita, Kan./Miami
DBTy ZimmermanK-StateJr.Junction City, Kan./Junction City
DBAaron ColvinOklahomaJr.Owasso, Okla./Owasso
DBTony JeffersonOklahomaJr.Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake
DBJason VerrettTCUJr.Fairfield, Calif./Santa Rosa JC
DBKenny VaccaroTexasSr.Brownwood, Texas/Early
PQuinn Sharp #Oklahoma StateJr.Mansfield, Texas/Summit
 
2012 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
QBGeno SmithWest VirginiaSr.Miami, Fla./Miramara
RBJames SimsKansasJr.Irving, Texas/MacArthur
RBDamien WilliamsOklahomaJr.San Diego, Calif./Arizona Western
FBKye StaleyOklahoma StateJr.Guthrie, Okla./Guthrie
WRChris HarperK-StateSr.Wichita, Kan./Oregon
WRKenny Stills ^OklahomaJr.Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon
WRDarrin MooreTexas TechSr.Irving, Texas/McArthur/Blinn College
TEJace AmaroTexas TechSo.San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur
OLTanner HawkinsonKansasSr.McPherson, Kan./McPherson
OLLane JohnsonOklahomaSr.Groveton, Texas/Kilgore College
OLBlaize FoltzTCUSr.Rose Hill, Kan./Rose Hill
OLTrey HopkinsTexasJr.Galena Park, Texas/North Shore
OLJoe MadsenWest VirginiaSr.Chardon, Ohio/Chardon
PKAnthony CanteleK-StateSr.Wichita, Kan./Kapaun Mt. Carmel
KR/PRJustin GilbertOklahoma StateJr.Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville
 
DEFENSE
Pos.PlayerSchoolClassHometown/Previous School
DLAdam DavisK-StateSr.Folkston, Ga./Hutchinson CC
DLVai LutuiK-StateSr.Salt Lake City, Utah/Mt. San Antonio CC
DLDavid KingOklahomaSr.Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit Prep
DLChucky HunterTCUSo.West Monroe, La./West Monroe
DLKerry HyderTexas TechJr.Austin, Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson
LBBryce HagerBaylorSo.Austin, Texas/Westlake
LBBen HeeneyKansasSo.Hutchinson, Kan./Hutchinson
LBKenny CainTCUSr.Metaire, La./John Curtis Christian
DBCody DavisTexas TechSr.Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville
DBDurrell GivensIowa StateSr.Long Beach, Calif./Chaffey College
DBSam CarterTCUSo.Alief, Texas/Hastings
DBBradley McDougaldKansasSr.Columbus, Ohio/Scioto
DBD.J. JohnsonTexas TechSr.Austin, Texas/St. Stephen's Episcopal
DBDemontre Hurst ^OklahomaSr.Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster
PKirby Van Der KampIowa StateJr.West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley
**Unanimous Selection.
# - Repeat first team selection from last season.
^ - Repeat second team selection from last season.
A tie in voting created an additional first-team defensive line and second-team defensive back spots.
Players listed at each position alphabetically by school.

2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Baylor:Troy Baker (OL), Ahmad Dixon (LB), Nick Florence (QB), Aaron Jones (PK), Cameron Kaufhold (OL), Eddie Lackey (LB, Def. NoY), Terrance Lloyd (DL), Jordan Najvar (TE), Tevin Reese (WR), Lanear Sampson (WR), Lache Seastrunk (RB), Ivory Wade (OL), Terrance Williams (Off. PoY)
Iowa State:Carter Bykowski (OL), A.J. Klein (Def. PoY), Roosevelt Maggitt (DL), Jake McDonough (Def. LoY), Jeremy Reeves (DB), Kirby Van Der Kamp (ST PoY), Jacques Washington (DB)
Kansas:Tanner Hawkinson (Off. LoY), Tony Pierson (RB)
K-State:Jerrell Childs (LB), Ryan Doerr (P), BJ Finney (OL, Off. LoY), Tyler Lockett (WR, ST PoY), Jared Loomis (Schol. AoY), Tremaine Thompson (KR/PR), Cody Whitehair (OL),
Oklahoma:Justin Brown (WR &PR/KR), Gabe Ikard (Off. LoY), Landry Jones (QB), Sterling Shepard (Off. FoY), Tress Way (P), Damien Williams (Off. NoY), Daryl Williams (OL)
Oklahoma State: James Castleman (DL), Parker Graham (OL), Caleb Lavey (LB), Shaun Lewis (LB), Kevin Peterson (Def. FoY), Josh Stewart (WR)
TCU:Josh Boyce (WR), B.J. Catalon (Off. FoY), Skye Dawson (PR/KR), Tayo Fabuluje (Off. NoY), Devonte Fields (Def. LoY), Blaize Foltz (Off. LoY), James Fry (OL), Jaden Oberkrom (PK), Elisha Olabode (DB), Ethan Perry (P), Jason Verrett (Def. PoY), Matthew Tucker (RB)
Texas:Mike Davis (WR), Johnathan Gray (Off. FoY), Alex King (P), D.J. Monroe (PR/KR), Jaxon Shipley (WR)
Texas Tech:Terrance Bullitt (LB), Ryan Bustin (PK), LeRaven Clark (OL, Off. LoY), Cody Davis (Def. PoY, Schol. AoY), Seth Doege (QB), Cornelius Douglas (DB), Ryan Erxleben (P), Kerry Hyder (Def. LoY), Leon Mackey (DL), Tre' Porter (DB), Eric Ward (WR), Kenny Williams (RB)
West Virginia:Tavon Austin (Off. PoY), Karl Joseph (DB), Ryan Nehlen (Schol. AoY)
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